Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ASEAN Fair 2011 Opening

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono opens the ASEAN fair within the courtyard of Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, on Monday afternoon. The event can last for one month, at the side of the implementation of the nineteenth ASEAN Summit, twenty four October to twenty three November 2011.

I am happy to ask all the folks of South East Asian to require half within the celebration of the competition, he said.

The president states that the fair is as one of the ways that to implement the determination of ASEAN as a community-based organizations to strengthen the social and cultural pillars among ASEAN countries.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu says that this year the fair is held beneath the theme Hello ASEAN that signifies a heat welcome of Indonesian folks to their fellow ASEAN members.

As Chairman of ASEAN of the year, Indonesia initiated the ASEAN truthful Indonesia 2011 as a venue where cultural and inventive economy in South East Asia is exhibited along, he said.

According to Mari, culture is an integral facet to unify the state and among nations in order that through the universal language of culture Indonesia would love to provide special acknowledgment to the ASEAN identity and therefore the association of the ASEAN community.

ASEAN fair can show the wealthy heritage of cultural diversity, history, and society of the country members that create us one community, he said.

The launching of the ASEAN fair 2011 is conducted at Bali Tourism Development Center (BTDC), Nusa Dua and attended by the Minister for Coordination of the Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Bali Governor I created Mangku Pastika, Regent of Badung Anak Agung Gde Agung and the ambassadors of ASEAN country member and partners.

The inauguration is marked by beating Bali “kentongan” (bali traditional alarm) and followed by a procession of “Bleganjur” (one of Bali’s traditional song by gamelan) and “ogoh-ogoh” (hand made giant figure) carrying the emblem Hello ASEAN furthermore because the parade of ten floats representing ten ASEAN countries. The procession is additionally enlivened by thirty Indonesia percussion and thirty Indonesia dancers and closed by acrobatic air show sponsored by the Ministry of Defense.

Meanwhile in Jakarta, a large flag representing ten country members of ASEAN are going to be marched toward the National Monument on October thirtieth.

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